Refugee Health Program - Jordan’s Refugee Health Program at Brown Square
Our Refugee Health Program, founded in 2005 by Louise B. Bennett, M.D. and located at Brown Square Health Center, is the primary health care provider for refugees resettling in Rochester. We provide family oriented health care by serving the entire family in one location. Our providers are board certified in family medicine or internal medicine/pediatrics. This provides us with flexibility to care for all members of the family which is paramount to offering complete primary health services to families resettling from abroad.
Our health center also offers interdisciplinary services to help patients with their health related needs in one location and provide medical documents required for Green Card, disability, and citizenship applications. Our center employs interpreters for on-site interpreting in the major refugee languages (Ukrainian/Russian, Somali/ Maay Maay, Burmese/Karen, Spanish, and Vietnamese). We collaborate with NY State Interpretalk to offer telephonic interpretation and Catholic Family Services to provide on-site interpreters for many other languages.
We also work with other organizations assisting refugees including the Catholic Family Center, Rochester City School District and its ESOL programs, Family Learning Center, Strong Memorial Hospital, NY State Refugee Health Program, Monroe County's TB and Immunization Programs, Empire Justice, many faith-based organizations and students from the University of Rochester's Medical School, UR School of Public Health, Nazareth College and Rochester Institute of Technology.
In 2012, we completed a 3 year project with AmeriCorps VISTA/Rochester Youth Year to promote health education among refugee women. Due to its success the program continues with collaboration between Brown Square and medical students at University of Rochester, School of Medicine and Dentistry.
Refugee Health Contact: Roksolana Kuchma, MD, MBA, Refugee Health Program at Anthony Jordan Health Center (585)254-6480
Jordan’s Comprehensive Health Centers:
- Anthony L. Jordan Health Center | 82 Holland Street, Rochester, NY 14605 | 585.423.5800 **Urgent Care Center | call 426-7425 (IAM – SICK)
- Brown Square Health Center | 322 Lake Avenue, Rochester, NY 14608 |585.254.6480
- Woodward Health Center | 480 Genesee Street, Rochester, NY 14611 | 585.436.3040
Jordan’s Medical & Dental suites:
- Jordan Health Link/WIC | 273 Upper Falls Blvd., Rochester, NY 14605 | 585.454.2630
- Andrews Terrace | 125 St. Paul Street, Rochester, NY 14604 | 585.423.5834
- Glenwood Garden | 41 Kestrel Street, Rochester, NY 14613 |585.423.5837
- Kennedy Towers | 666 S. Plymouth Ave., Rochester, NY 14608 | 585.423.5836
About Anthony L. Jordan Health Center
Anthony L. Jordan Health Corporation is a Federally Qualified Health Center that operates three comprehensive community health centers: Anthony L. Jordan Health Center, Brown Square Health Center, and Woodward Health Center. Jordan also operates medical/dental suites at Jordan Health Link, Andrews Terrace, Glenwood Gardens and Kennedy Tower.
Our mission is to provide high quality health care with dignity and respect for all, regardless of ability to pay. As the largest non-hospital outpatient primary care provider in Rochester NY, more than 30,000 patients use Jordan as their medical home to receive 13 medical, dental and behavioral health services from more than 60 providers without regard to financial status.
Jordan offers comprehensive primary care that includes adult, adolescent, and pediatric services, obstetric and gynecology, dental care, mental health, HIV and Hepatitis C evaluation and treatment, optometry and podiatry. Lab and pharmacy services are available at many locations. Jordan at Holland Street includes an Urgent Care Center, open to the public.
Brown Square Health Center has a specialized Refugee Health Program that provides comprehensive health services to individuals from many cultures, with interpreters on site. Jordan accepts most insurances including Medicare and Medicaid and has a sliding fee scale for individuals who find themselves without any health insurance. Financial counselors are onsite to assist with payment arrangements. Jordan collaborates with health and community advocates, government, schools and other neighborhood-based assets to increase access to care. For more information, please visit JordanHealth.org.